Section 7: Statements Managing Enquiries

Duration: Half day
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Target Audience

Planning Officers and Administrative Officers responsible for providing information for Section 7 statements and their Managers.



This course will assist Councils to meet their statutory obligations under the Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 and Regulations 2010, when requested to provide information as a result of enquiries in relation to the sale of land. A consistent and well-informed approach benefits Councils in terms of resource management and dealings with members of the public and the property industry.
The currency and accuracy of information provided for these enquiries is critical. Vendors and purchasers of land in negotiating and concluding sales rely on information that is provided by Councils. Inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information that is relied upon to the detriment of the purchaser and/or vendor may result in the Form 1 statement being invalid, or have other unintended consequences resulting in loss or damage to the parties. This may give rise to claims against Councils. 


Key Learnings

  • How Section 7 statements fit within the overall context of sale of land transactions
  • Statutory obligations of Councils when responding to Section 7 enquiries, including updates required as a result of legislative changes, such as those relating to site contamination
  • How to develop and improve skills of officers responsible for answering enquiries and managing the enquiry process
  • How to transfer and maintain the skills acquired at this course to other Council Officers.


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Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at training@lga.sa.gov.au.